by Dr. D ~ October 11th, 2011
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It all started when Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress introduced Governor Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit in Washington DC on Sunday. The good pastor felt it necessary in the process to tell folks that they should be supporting Perry since Mitt Romney was "not a Christian."
The Main stream media immediately went into a predictable ‘gotcha’ mode demanding every single GOP candidate to respond to the charge. There were some fine speeches given by those in attendance on some very important issues but the only coverage by the media revolved around the Mormon question. Are Mormons Christian and is Mormonism ‘a cult’?
Meanwhile the economy is going south and the jobless stats are increasing. We are fighting 2 wars and the world is a far more dangerous place than it was when Barack Obama became president, but Mormonism is a major issue in the 2012 campaign?
A few weeks ago the media was telling us that Evangelical ‘Dominionism’ was the major issue and Gov. Perry and Michele Bachmann were suspiciously involved with supporters of that dangerous movement. Now it’s back to Mormonism.
It all seems to depend on who is leading in the most recent polls. Right now Romney is at the top so right on queue the media puts Mitt and the ‘Mormon issue’ back on the front page. Pastor Jeffress merely got them started with a little red meat in the water and the media ‘shark attack’ was on its way and the story took a life of its own.
Herman Cain is up next since he is getting close. The media will have to expose him as some kind of religious nut. Wait, that has already happened. In an interview on Monday, Herman Cain said God told him to run for president.
Here’s what I have written on Romney and Mormonism in the past: